Coding is hard. Pep talk anyone?

 

Teaching beginners isn’t easy…

I’ve been learning Web Development on my own since January. I’ve utilized online resources and taken classes from local tech meetups and I’ve come to realize that a lot of experienced programmers suck at teaching. Zed Shaw touches on this subject (Early vs.Beginning Coders ) and I think his insights are spot on. He also addresses this topic on the CodeNewbie podcast ( CodeNewbie )

It’s not you … it’s me.

If you are struggling to learn a concept it does not mean you are dumb. It means that you need to find a different approach to how and what you are learning. Remember that not all resources are created equal. Some are suited for a beginners and others are not.

What…me teach?

The best way to learn and master a new skill is to teach others. As beginners we can provide great insights for those starting their journey. We should all strive to become more active in the blogging community and create educational resources for those who consider themselves “code newbies.”

Until Next time!!!

From one code newbie to the next! You are smart, you can do it! It just takes practice, persistance and patience 🙂

 

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